Autism Little Learners

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Autism Little Learners
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I'm Tara and I create resources, activities and social stories for educators and parents of little ones with autism!
 
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By Autism Little Learners
This set of preschool self regulation activities is jam packed with visual supports, and activities to teach self regulation in little learners! It was created for the early childhood level, but can also be used at the early elementary level with
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$8.00
90
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By Autism Little Learners
If you work on toilet training with young children (neurotypical or with autism or developmental disabilities), you need this best selling resource!! As I searched for toileting visual supports for my classroom and to give to parents, I quickly
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$20.00
58
Digital Download ZIP (98.02 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Do you have a student who is non-verbal or non-speaking and has autism or who has limited verbal skills and you are trying to figure out where to start with AAC? Using a PECS book or visual communication book can help! Dozens of PECS icons
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$15.00
49
Digital Download ZIP (89.90 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Create more engagement with books for your young 3-5 year old preschool students! Many children with language delays, or attention issues have difficulty listening to stories. By adding visual supports to adapt your books, you can increase
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$33.00
$25.00
53
Bundle
By Autism Little Learners
Are you tired of the boring boardmaker symbols on your visual schedules? If you are like me, you want something brighter, cuter, and more accurate! This visual schedule resource for special education and autism won't disappoint. It will help you
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$20.00
33
Digital Download PDF (152.93 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Visual cue card for lanyard: these cue cards are meant to be placed on a ring and carried with all adults that are working with a child with autism. That way, the team can provide consistency, and predictability with the visual cues they are
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$4.00
29
Digital Download PDF (27.42 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Have you noticed that your students are coming into school more dysregulated than ever? This Calming Kit is a great addition to your Calming Corner. If you are a parent, are you needing some visuals and strategies to help with self-regulation at
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$5.00
54
Digital Download PDF (54.49 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
This simple story shows the steps for pooping in the potty. It is not as easy as just sitting on the toilet and pooping! Children with autism and other special needs may have difficulty understanding and/or coordinating the various steps. The steps
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Parents
$4.00
34
Digital Download ZIP (16.42 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
"One Step Directions" for speech therapy books/flashcards target helping young children learn to follow simple one step directions. Pair the visual cue with the verbal direction and you will increase understanding. This approach is especially
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$6.00
56
Digital Download ZIP (18.89 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Parents and educators often create goals for autism and play. Autistic children's play skills develop differently than neurotypical play skills. This is not bad or wrong, it's just different. This resource will help you support your students or
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$40.00
$30.00
24
Bundle
By Autism Little Learners
Are you training new paraprofessionals/paraeducators/educational assistants this school year? Me too! I put the most important and relevant information for working with young autistic children together in a para handbook. If you don't want to
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$12.00
12
Digital Download ZIP (80.06 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
"Two Step Directions" books/flashcards target helping young children learn to follow 2 step simple directions. Pair the visual cue with the verbal direction to increase understanding. This approach is especially effective with visual learners.
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$6.00
63
Digital Download ZIP (22.42 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
It can be so difficult to find WH question activities for non-speaking preschoolers with autism or other communication delays. Many times, students have the receptive ability but are not able to express the answer to the WH question. The key is to
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$64.00
$45.00
33
Bundle
By Autism Little Learners
Are you ready to implement new visual schedules in your classroom, and across environments, but are sick of the boardmaker icons? Do you want images that are more colorful and engaging? This GROWING bundle is for you!This growing bundle will save
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$42.00
$28.00
10
Bundle
By Autism Little Learners
Are you looking for social stories and visual supports to make the transition to and from the school bus easier for your students with autism and other developmental disabilities? This jam-packed resource will provide you with a variety of visual
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$8.00
19
Digital Download PDF (79.09 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Finally! A WH Question activity geared toward the youngest learners! This "Where Questions" activity is simple and at the level of children just beginning to understand "where" questions. These activity cards are at a basic level and do not
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
67
Digital Download PDF (63.77 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
I had been searching for a simple potty training story that had clear and basic steps for years! I couldn't find exactly what I needed, so I decided to have custom clipart made and create my own. These 2 simple stories show the steps to using the
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Parents
$5.00
12
Digital Download PDF (6.87 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Conversations can be hard for autistic children. How do I start a conversation? What does it mean to maintain a conversation? How do I end the conversation? This resource is a great starting point for children or adults who struggle with
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (Specialty), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$6.00
22
Digital Download PDF (20.29 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Are you looking for a simple 2 step directions activity that includes concepts? This set of flashcards contains bright and colorful picture scenes to work on two-step directions with embedded concepts.This resource includes 10 different pictures
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.00
82
Digital Download PDF (11.39 MB)
By Autism Little Learners
Children love farm animals! These farm matching activities for special education won't disappoint! The farm matching activities are for young children with autism or other developmental disabilities at the preschool level and include 3 interactive
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$12.00
16
Digital Download PDF (35.45 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorders for 20 years. I am a speech/language pathologist and Autism Resource Specialist at the early childhood level in Minnesota.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I feel that building relationships with students is priority. Once you have a positive relationship, you have an "in" to helping the child learn. I also like to use humor...who doesn't like to have fun?!? I use a ton of visual supports and am a big proponent of using PECS to help increase communication and language.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded the Star of Excellence Award from the Education Foundation of Hudson in 2009. The honor is designed to recognize teachers or staff members who have demonstrated an unusual commitment to inspire students to reach for difficult and lofty goals. Persons recognized have earned the respect of students, parents and peers through sustained effort, high moral standards and the likelihood of enduring beneficial effects on the students with whom they have worked.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. and M.S. in Communicative Disorders from UW-River Falls Minor in Early Childhood Education Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate from Hamline University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two grown children, Nate and Sophie as well as two younger stepsons, Owen and Evan. The love of my life is Jason:) I love mountain biking, hiking and going on adventures in the mountains!

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